book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Tuesday 3rd March

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

Weird Path To Fame

Posted at 12:10AM Saturday 22 Mar 2014

Whodunit diva Ann Morven achieved global popularity by inventing grisly plots, cunning murderers and a female sleuth who is a dunce at deduction.

Sounds weird, yet her short stories and novels are prolific in chills and chuckles, always entertaining. I visited her home in Kalamunda, which is a village in the forested hills overlooking Perth, Western Australia. On the back verandah of her bungalow we shared a pot of tea, watched wild parrots and honeybirds and exchanged thoughts on reading and writing.

I recorded the interview and pass on her comments here.

booktaste.com




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Feature Items

Better Book Marketing In The Future Depends A Bit On Unlearning The Best Practices Of The Past
www.idealog.com

What marketing and content development in book publishing is going to have to look like

How To Raise A Reader
www.thestate.com

Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons

On The Persistence Of Physical Books
www.themillions.com

By now most of us are heartily sick of the print versus e-book debate

What Can Publishers Do To Kickstart Mobile Commerce For Books?
linkis.com

The prospects for m-commerce for books

Ebook Metadata's Radical Possibilities
www.digitalbookworld.com

Using Metadata to Go Beyond the Ebook

Translation Matters: The Unsung Heroes Of World Literature
www.bbc.co.uk

Is it possible to appreciate the pleasures of foreign books, without going to the trouble of learning another language?

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Survey Reveals 50 Books That Every Child Should Read By 16
  2. London Book Fair To Matchmake Across The Media
  3. Sorry, Ebooks. These 9 Studies Show Why Print Is Better
  4. British Newcomer Vies With International Literary Names For Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
  5. Plum Johnson Wins The RBC Taylor Prize For Non-fiction
  6. Five Women On Sunday Times EFG Short Story Shortlist
  7. Students Continue To Resist Digital Textbooks
  8. Waterstones And HarperCollins To Create Killer Crime Festival
  9. Second Book Of 'Lost' Sherlock Story Found
  10. Rebekah Brooks About To Be Rehired By Rupert Murdoch For US Operation